Dr. Steven Sapkin, MD

Dr. Steven Sapkin, MD

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Colon & Rectal Surgery  |  
Male  |  
75 y/o
(6)

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Dr. Steven Sapkin, MD is a colon & rectal surgery specialist in Encino, CA and has been practicing for 45 years. He graduated from University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago and specializes in colon & rectal surgery, proctology, and more.

Foote Gold-Sapkin Medical Group

5400 Balboa Blvd Ste 228

Encino, CA 91316
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • LACare
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Anal or Rectal Pain
very high
more than 95% of peers
Constipation
very high
more than 95% of peers
Abdominal Disorders
very high
more than 93% of peers

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Care Philosophy

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Specialties

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Proctology
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Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
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Procedures

  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Cook Co Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1967
  • Cook Co Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1972
  • Cook Co Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1973

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Sapkin has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Providence Tarzana Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
America's 100 Best Hospitals Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Sapkin is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Sapkin's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sapkin to family and friends
5.0
based on 6 total reviews (3 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (6)

  • 5
    (6)
  • 4
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  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (0)

Dr. Sapkin's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

in Calabasas, CA |
Dr. Sapkin by far is the smart, gentlest, kindest, and reassuring doctor you can find. He has patience of a saint and is funny too! He answers any question you might have and always does with a smile. We feel so fortunate to have found him. You will be a very satisfied patient!
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in Tujunga, CA |
Dr. Sapkin is very knowledgeable. He made me feel at ease the minute he walked through the door. Thank you for caring. He was worth the drive and wait times, which didn't seem too long (maybe about 29 minutes).
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in Agoura Hills, CA |
I had never been to a rectal Dr. and was very embarrassed. He has the best bed side manor and made me feel at ease. He took care of my issue and is highly trained in his field. I would highly recommend him!
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Sapkin accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Priority Select HMO
    Select Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Local Access Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • LACare
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Sapkin has admitting privileges

Providence Tarzana Medical Center
18321 Clark St
Tarzana, CA 91356
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